The History of The Irish...Worldwide
A James A Fitzpatrick travelogue about Ireland in the 1930s. Rare early footage from rural Ireland, and possibly the only extant footage of the old Claddagh Village just prior to its complete demolition.
Tags: Claddagh, Connemara, Cork, Galway, Kerry, More…Killarney, Tourism, Travel
Superb piece of film history...a chronicle of long forgotten Irish life that is preserved here for us to enjoy, what a treasure! Great find, thanks for sharing. (I just pushed this link out on twitter and facebook, hopefully others will too) I tell the Claddagh story and of its demolition in the late 1930's in my Fireside Tour of Galway at O'Connors pub in Salthill, if anyone is interested. www.galwaywalks.com Brian
Great shots of Limerick.
Was Limerick in there as well, Greg? Did I miss that? What part?
They talked about the new Dam on the Shannon and they had some shots which look like the might have been filmed from atop St. Mary's. It showed Sarsfield Bridge and a shot over the top of King John's Castle. I am tempted to make a screen grab.
Thanks, Ryan. Important for knowing and understanding Ireland's rich cultural history.
What an amazing golden nugget you have shared! So fascinating to see Ireland then compared to Ireland now....
Bittersweet to see the Claddagh Village... Imagine if it had been preserved in some small way...
This gem reminds us that we do indeed hail from a special place in the world.
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